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What You Need to Know Before Buying Tiles for Your House

When you are building a house, you definitely want to make sure it is attractive unique from the neighbour’s house or what colleagues have built. To achieve this, you have to go for a good design, and above all, you need to accessorise the house uniquely. One of the critical areas is the floor of your house. There are different styles when it comes to flooring. Tiling is a good flooring technique, and to achieve a good tiling in your house, you must make sure you select the best tiles that will reflect your style. Therefore, you have to be informed of the features you must observe when buying tiles for your new house. Here are some tips that will help you make a better purchase.

 

Pay Detail to the Colour of the Tiles

 

Not just any colour will work well with your house. You have to select the best colour that will match well with the walls and the ceiling. This means that before buying house tiles, you have to factor the colour you will paint your house with. The colour of the tiles is specific to the area you are tiling. Most people will prefer bright tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, while others will go for darker colours for the floor of the balcony. The other factor about the colour of the tiles is that it is advisable that you choose a colour that will help in reflecting the natural light so that you can use natural light during the day, and the room looks brighter at night when you light it up.

 

Be Sensitive to the Pattern and Size of the Tiles

 

Patterns will decorate the house, and therefore you have to mind the pattern drawn on the tiles. Secondly, different patterns will look better in certain rooms and not in other rooms. You have to pay attention to where the tiles will be fitted (Which Room?) and buy a pattern that compliments well with the room that the tiles will be fitted. For instance, a pattern for your bathroom will not look good if used in the living area, and vice versa. Ask your handyman to help you choose the tiles that are good for each room, and seek an opinion from a third person probably your friend or your spouse.

 

Quality of The Tile (Material used)

 

We have ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles. The latter is stronger than the former because they are denser. Likewise, pricing will be different, with the ceramic tiles being cheaper. Porcelain tiles are used mostly on the floor because they will not soak up water and therefore they will last longer. If you use ceramic tiles on the floor and mostly outdoors, they will soak up water and break easily, therefore you have to replace them again. To avoid this inconvenience, go for the porcelain tiles since they are stronger and durable.

 

When tiling your house, make sure you get a trained person who knows how to do proper tiling to avoid incurring losses and also to make sure that they do a nice job.

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